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Spring has come a little late this year, but things are finally starting to look a little greener. Here in Missouri spring means it might be a nice warm 75 degrees on Monday, and then on Tuesday it is cloudy, windy, and a chilly 45. You never know what you’re going to get. It keeps us on our toes.

The nice warm sunny days we have had recently have definitely put a little bounce in everyone’s step and have made us all ready for a new season to finally come around. Some things I am looking forward to with warmer weather are…

Seeing pretty things like this growing along the roadside…

Taking the canoe out late in the day on calm clear water…

Getting my hands dirty in the garden, and picking those first spears of asparagus…

And later, when the weather gets a little too hot to stand, fishing for trout in an ice-cold spring-fed southern Missouri river.

Isn’t it great that we have seasons? I’m always thankful for the changes. I don’t know if I could live somewhere where it seems like summer all year long. I guess I just like a little variety. What are your favorite things about the changing season? What are you looking forward to this spring?

:: Carrie ::

Winter At It’s Best

It’s a wintery wonderland in our part of the world! We’ve been hit with a couple of snowstorms, back to back, in the course of the last week. Winter, you have finally arrived!

I’m a firm believer in making the most of what each season has to offer.

It’s been a while since we have seen any big snows, and I’ll just speak for myself, but I’m glad to see it. Yes, it can make for some treacherous conditions, and yes, it might be inconvenient, but come on, it’s beautiful!

I’m wondering what is going on inside the beehive right now. Hope they’re keeping warm in there!

I’ve been very thankful these past few days for a warm and cozy house, friendly neighbors with snow-blowers, and a set of wheels with four-wheel drive.

Enjoy winter while you can, because spring is right around the corner!

:: Carrie ::